Phi Alpha Theta organizes many events for the Graduate Program in Policy History at BGSU, but among its most popular is its twice-monthly “P.A.T. Movie Nights.” Created by Joe Faykosh and Michael Carver, current and past presidents of Phi Alpha Theta’s Gamma Upsilon chapter, P.A.T. Movie Nights were conceived as a way to unwind after a busy week while also expanding the cultural IQ and cinematic horizons of our history graduate students. P.A.T. Movie Nights have been held in the History Conference Room every other week now for six years, with a wide array of movies having been screened by various participants. Current president, Joe Faykosh, has organized the last two years around broad themes: this summer, they watched a “Summer of Hitchcock,” with selections from Alfred Hitchcock’s ouvre, including his best-known works and some of his lesser known. Currently, the group is watching films around the theme of “Charismatic Criminals,” exploring crimes and criminals on film.
Participants in Phi Alpha Theta Movie Nights have come to expect a brief introduction to the film, a screening, and an involved discussion afterwards. All in the History Department and Phi Alpha Theta memberships are welcome to attend. The group and the History Department provide pizza and soda for the participants. Keep checking the Department of History Facebook page for more information about upcoming movie nights!